In 2012, nearly 28 percent of high school freshmen, around one million students, expressed an interest in pursuing a STEM career. Unfortunately, more than half of those students (57 percent) will lose that interest by the time they reach their final year of high school.
Moviegoers flock to the theaters during the holiday season, and Hollywood always celebrates with blockbuster releases. This year is no exception.
The non-profit Freedom From Hunger is working to help 1.3 million women facing extreme poverty in developing nations work hard towards goals to grow, advance, and develop themselves, their families, and their communities.
It feels like it all went by very fast. One moment, Michael Robin, Greer Shephard and I were sitting at a long conference table at TNT in Burbank, "pitching" an idea to Michael Wright and Lillah McCarthy for a new series; the next, I am writing a few stray thoughts about its finale.
Mad Men portrays an ad industry and set of clients that are as dated as businessmen in fedoras. Yet, the twist is that the kind of marketing the show depicts didn't disappear gradually over the past 50 years. It has happened only in the last decade.
These days, the big box chains aren't the only ones using social media to drive sales.
In collaboration with Cell-Life and Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute, Praekelt Foundation will launch MAMA South Africa -- a mobile phone based community that allows mothers to access vital health information on their mobile phones in a way that is personal and discreet.
The amount of data that we can gather is dizzying. The volume is coming from everywhere like no other time: whether it's Facebook updates or sensors on highway signs or even robots floating within the depths of the ocean.
Every year, more than 3 million newborns die during their first month of life. This year alone, more than 7 million children around the world won't make it to the age of five. While these numbers are sobering, there is hope: Most of these deaths are preventable, and we already have the tools to help stop them.
As "Vice President" of the United States of America it's my enormous privilege to serve the people of this great nation.
Crime is getting a one-two punch. This new approach is called predictive analytics and it's happening now because we're in the age of Big Data.
Entrepreneurship in Africa is on the rise. Savvy African small and midsize businesses are taking advantage of the worldwide social media explosion to drive growth.
What really separates leaders from laggards in our Facebook, iPhone, tweet-driven world?
Before you file your taxes, here are some of the simple tax tips you don't want to miss.
Before you file your taxes, here are some simple tax tips you can't afford to miss.
The United States has one of the highest infant mortality rates in the industrialized world. The good news is that there are great tools out there to help. Indeed, a text-messaging service that delivers vital health information to mothers at various stages of their pregnancy and during the first year of their child's life, is one of them.
In Tanzania, one in 10 women die giving birth, and maternal death is traditionally justified as the fate of being a woman.
If you're ready to wake up to a better you, here's some food for thought on how to go from breakfast newbie to enjoying the breakfasts of champions.
Fresh thinking, energy, and vision are being used to tackle some of the most challenging problems we face today.
The nursing role is rapidly evolving as nurses are tasked with an even wider range of health care responsibilities. In hospitals, clinics, and care centers around the US, nurses are rising to meet these challenges. And advanced nursing education is empowering nurses to lead the way.